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Campus Candids

We’re reliving the chill vibes from Wednesday’s Winter Club Fair and Carnival! 🤹🏼‍♂️❄️🎪 The annual event gives Canisius students an opportunity to connect with like-minded peers to explore their interests and ignite their passions. And who can resist the carnival-themed atmosphere that included games, popcorn, cotton candy and more.

Submitted by: University Communications

President’s Innovation Fund

On Thursday, January 25, Canisius President Steve Stoute announced that Canisius will invest $1 million over the next five years to fund innovative concepts and practices that have the potential to advance the university’s strategic agenda and achieve verifiable positive outcomes for students.

This opportunity is made possible by alumni and donors who responded in remarkable ways over the past year by investing in the President’s Innovation Fund. The fund enables donors to make unrestricted gifts to support initiatives with the greatest potential to move Canisius forward.

On Thursday, February 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Chester HON ’01 and Diane Stranczek Commons, President Stoute will host a Town Hall, at which time he will share additional information about the Innovation Fund and a new Innovation Fund grant opportunity, which will enable faculty and staff to submit proposals for funding.

As noted in the preamble to Answer the Call, Canisius’ Jesuit tradition is one of action in response to signs of the times.

“I am incredibly excited to see how our Canisius community will act, in collaboration, to unleash the power of innovation to foster academic excellence and student success,” said President Stoute in his campus announcement on Thursday. “I am beyond grateful to those donors who have committed to the Innovation Fund, because their investment has the power to propel Canisius forward in meaningful ways.  I also want to thank, in advance, all those members of our Canisius community who will seize this opportunity to turn their passion for our university into the types of innovation that will transform Canisius and help us Answer the Call.”

Click here to add President Stoute’s Town Hall to your digital calendar.

Submitted by: University Communications

Reimagining Old Main – Survey

Thank you to all the Canisius faculty, staff and students who attended this week’s open forums dedicated to reimagining Old Main as an innovative and engaging academic hub. The enthusiasm, feedback and ensuing dialogue will be a critical component as the vision of a transformed academic space takes shape.

Your active engagement is a critical component in the evolution of this project. We encourage you to share your insights further by completing the survey (linked below). Your input will play a crucial role as we continue to plan for the upcoming renovations set to commence in May.

Click Here to Complete the Survey

Thank you again for your continued dedication to fostering innovation and excellence within our academic community.

Submitted by: The Office of the President

Invitation to Accompany Students on Service-Learning Immersion

Campus Ministry would like to invite faculty or staff to accompany students in a service-learning immersion experience to the U.S./Mexico Border this May.

This annual experience partners with the Kino Border Initiative and offers participants an opportunity to spend time with migrants and asylum seekers, learn from their stories, and understand the broader context of the border situation and migration. 

The faculty/staff role would involve being a chaperone for the student group, driving a rental van in Arizona, and being a full participant in activities and reflections during the week. The group will fly from the Buffalo airport to Tucson, AZ on the morning of Saturday May 18, and return to Buffalo by evening on Friday May 24. The group will spend time on both the U.S. side and Mexico side of the border, so a valid passport is required for this experience. Any Spanish language skills are a benefit but not required. 

Please reach out to Spencer Liechty, director of Campus Ministry, by February 20 to express interest or for any questions.

Submitted by: Spencer Liechty, Director of Campus Ministry